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Are you telling yourself this lie?

August 21st, 2016 Posted by Life, My Story, The Desire Map No Comment yet

It took me a couple of years to track down the lie I’d been telling myself that was holding me back (there are lots of them and like you, I’m a perpetual work in progress). The first year I lived in Finland was tough. Honestly, what helped me through the uncertainty loneliness was something I told myself over and over again…

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What fear can teach you

June 22nd, 2016 Posted by Life, The Desire Map 2 comments

Fear is good teacher but all students can, at some point or another, be resistant to its teachings…

Last week, I posted about how to tell whether you’re thriving or surviving in your life (abroad or at home) and shared with you my own my core desire feelings: connected, fearless, truth & simple.

In response, one of my readers wrote to me with some deep, deep questions. Among them were these two gems:

What does fearlessness represent for you? Would feeling fear prevent you from feeling connection?

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Are you thriving or surviving?

June 16th, 2016 Posted by Life, The Desire Map 1 comment

Do you remember thinking: “What do I want to be when I ‘grow up’?” I do.

In fact, well into my adolescence (erhm, early adulthood), this question used to plague me. Conversations in my family sounded a bit like this as university applications approached:

Mom and/or Dad: What do you want to do when you ‘grow up’?
Me: Speak German.